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Summary Expression Gene Literature (58) GO Terms (27) Nucleotides (241) Proteins (43) Interactants (248) Wiki
Gene Symbol:

Gene Name:
DEAD-box helicase 4

vasa , xvlg1 , vasa-like gene 1 ( Add synonyms , Nomenclature history )

Gene Function:
ATP-dependent RNhelicase

Protein Function :
Probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase required during spermatogenesis (PubMed:14706067, PubMed:9338598). Required to repress transposable elements and preventing their mobilization, which is essential fo...[+]

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Xenbase Gene ID XB-GENE-1016809 XB-GENE-1016814 XB-GENE-17337577
Gene Symbol ddx4 ddx4.L ddx4.S
Chromosome Chr1 chr1L Scaffold33
Molecules X. tropicalis X. laevis.L X. laevis.S
Genomic Sequence Version 10.0 Version 9.1 Version 9.1
CDS Gene model Gene model Gene model
Entrez Gene 549577
mRNA RefSeq NCBI Nucleotide NCBI Nucleotide
Protein NCBI Protein RefSeq  More.. RefSeq Swiss-Prot  More.. NCBI Protein NCBI Protein
X. tropicalis X. laevis.L X. laevis.S
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Genomic Synteny Genomicus PANTHER
Expression                  Development Stages    Embryonic TissuesAdult Tissues
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Xenbase Expression Details In situ images Single cell data at SPRING Ensembl In situ: Single cell: RNA-Seq:
Proteomics X. tropicalis X. laevis.L X. laevis.S
Embryonic Protein Expression Stage profile: Stage profile:
Data Mining X. tropicalis X. laevis.L X. laevis.S
XenMine ddx4 ddx4.L ddx4.S
Knowledgebases Entrez Gene Genetic Phenotypes Gene Expression
HGNC, AGR, Monarch, OMIM, GeneCards DDX4 OMIM Ensembl, Allen Brain Atlas, Protein Atlas
MGI, AGR Ddx4 MGI, IMPC Ensembl, Allen Brain Atlas, Eurexpress, MGI
RGD, AGR Ddx4 Ensembl
ZFIN, AGR ddx4 ZFIN Ensembl
fruit fly
First Molecular cloning of a mercurial-insensitive water channel expressed in selected water-transporting tissues., J Biol Chem 1994  
Most Recent Sex Determination in Two Species of Anuran Amphibians by Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound Techniques., Animals (Basel) 2020                        
All View All Papers 3 paper(s) referencing morpholinos
Functional Ontologies X. tropicalis X. laevis.L X. laevis.S
GO 11 terms 22 terms 0 term
KEGG Pathways K13982 K13982
KOG [A] ATP-dependent RNhelicase (alt_id KOG:0335)
Reagents X. tropicalis X. laevis.L X. laevis.S
CRISPRscan Tracks ddx4
Antibodies Ddx4 Ab1 , ddx4 Ab 2 , Ddx4 Ab3 Ddx4 Ab1 , ddx4 Ab 2 , Ddx4 Ab3 ddx4 Ab 2 , Ddx4 Ab3
Clones Horizon Source BioScience Horizon Source BioScience Horizon
Plasmids Addgene Addgene

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